WHISTLER TRAVEL GUIDE
END OF SUMMER IN WHISTLER
Whistler is the perfect destination ‘staycation’ for a convenient getaway not far from Vancouver. You can go from Vancouver to Whistler in under 2 hours on the Sea to Sky Highway and see many amazing views of the west coast.
Whistler Blackcomb the MOST FAMOUS ski resort in Canada. Host of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Whistler Mountain and Blackcomb Mountain are two resorts connected by gondola, popular for skiing, and snowboarding in the winter and outdoor sports in the summer.
This video was taken in early September. Due to the pandemic and end of summer season, many attractions have reduced hours, or are closed during the week and only open on the weekends. Whistler Mountain is open for mountain biking and Zip Line.
Whistler was created for the Winter Olympics in 1968. Blackcomb opened in 1980. Both resorts were rivals in the 80s and 90s, but were merged in 2003 after a real estate company bought Whistler in 1997. As of 2016, Whistler Blackcomb is owned by an American company.
Whistler Village has many rental shops for bikes in the summer. Many shops, restaurants, and hotels. It’s basically an outdoor mall everything within walking distance. Very convenient to be close to both mountains access, and food!
The Whistler Visitor Centre was open but the help desks were closed. There’s Tim Hortons and sushi stall inside, as well as washrooms. During the pandemic and during the week, there a lot less going on.
Must see for FREE: the Olympic Park, Olympic Rings while in Whistler. A must especially if it is your first visit!
There are lots of FREE activities like hiking, lakes, and skate parks.
At the time of this video Blackcomb was completely closed. The restaurants and hotels around it were open but the gondola was not. Overall most of the activity was at Whistler Mountain, in Whistler Village, and the surrounding lakes and trails.